Merkle's Boner refers to the notorious base-running mistake committed by rookie Fred Merkle of the New York Giants in a game against the Chicago Cubs on September 23, 1908.- Merkle's Boner
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Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher, who played 17 seasons with the New York Giants.
Unfortunately, the Giants were unable to take home the pennant due to what was ultimately known as Merkle's Boner, an incident that cost the Giants a crucial game against the Chicago Cubs, who eventually defeated the Giants in the standings by one game.
American right-handed pitcher and later an umpire and manager in Major League Baseball.
He is largely known for his controversial decision in a pivotal 1908 game, a ruling that still causes debate today.
American first baseman in Major League Baseball from 1907 to 1926.
Although he had a lengthy career, he is best remembered for a controversial base-running mistake he made as a rookie while still a teenager.
The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series.
This was the year of the infamous "Merkle's Boner" play that allowed the Chicago Cubs to reach the World Series after beating the New York Giants (now the San Francisco Giants) in a one-game "playoff", actually the makeup game for the tie that the Merkle play had caused.
American Major League Baseball (MLB) player and manager who was for almost thirty years manager of the New York Giants.
In a play immortalized as "Merkle's Boner", rookie Fred Merkle, on first base, did not touch second base, but headed for the clubhouse.
American professional baseball player and manager.
In the game characterized by Merkle's Boner, Tinker hit an inside-the-park home run against Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants, prior to Fred Merkle's baserunning gaffe.
American professional baseball second baseman and manager.
During the 1908 pennant race, Evers alerted the umpires to Fred Merkle's baserunning error in a game against the New York Giants, which became known as "Merkle's Boner".
American shortstop in Major League Baseball (MLB).
Bridwell is best known for hitting the apparent walk-off single which led to Merkle's Boner in a September 1908 game.
American professional baseball pitcher.
On September 23, 1908, during the Merkle's Boner game against the New York Giants, Pfiester pitched a complete game, allowing five hits, with a dislocated tendon in his pitching forearm.
The 37th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 33rd in the National League, and the 16th at West Side Park.
On Wednesday, September 23, 1908, while playing for the New York Giants in a game against the Cubs, 19-year-old Fred Merkle committed a base-running error that later became known as "Merkle's Boner" and earned him the nickname of "Bonehead."